by C. Mirriam Pascual @serluz5
With the death of Maya Angelou Wednesday May 28th 2014, we all should remember what a strong minority woman can do when she chooses to rise above her circumstances.
Maya was born into all kinds of circumstances yet she rose above them all to leave her mark in the world, a world that would grow to respect, admire and remember her for her endurance, character, talents and ability to teach and help other women rise above as well.
Years of observing the strength of women have taught us that women were built to endure and rise above, it takes determination and preparation but in the end a woman who chooses to rise will rise in spite of anything that stands in her way.
While “we” rise above let’s do it with a hand extended back to help other women rise above as well. It should be our mission to assist other women on their journey to the top. This can easily be done by advising, encouraging, teaching what we have learned, listening and supporting one another. Places that we should consider helping others are our homes, our community, our worksite, our churches or place of worship and everywhere we can lend a hand.
The rewards to these actions are priceless and they always are paid forward. Let us teach our younger generations about the “Phenomenal Women” of this world and the mark they leave behind. Lets teach them how to develop character, how to maintain a graceful attitude and how teach and help others do the same.
Maya Angelou’s “Hater” chronicles individuals who resent everyone else’s success and good fortune. With her impactful words the iconic poet and author reminds us, we are all God’s children, we all should embrace God’s gift in our lives and we all should accept and love one another.
A hater is someone who is jealous and envious and spends all their time trying to make you look small so they can look tall.
They are very negative people to say the least. Nothing is ever good enough!
When you make your mark, you will always attract some haters…
That’s why you have to be careful with whom you share your blessings and your dreams, because some folk can’t
handle seeing you blessed…
It’s dangerous to be like somebody else…
If God wanted you to be like somebody else, He would have given you what He gave them! Right?
You never know what people have gone through to get what they have…
The problem I have with haters is that they see my glory, but they don’t know my story…
If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you can rest assured that the water bill is higher there too!
We’ve all got some haters among us!
Some people envy you because you can:
a) Have a relationship with God
b) Light up a room when you walk in
c) Start your own business
d) Tell a man / woman to hit the curb (if he / she isn’t about the right thing)
e) Raise your children without both parent being in the home
Haters can’t stand to see you happy.
Haters will never want to see you succeed.
Most of our haters are people who are supposed to be on our side. How do you handle your undercover haters?
You can handle these haters by:
1. Knowing who you are & who your true friends are (VERY IMPORTANT!!)
2. Having a purpose to your life:
Purpose does not mean having a job. You can have a job and still be unfulfilled.
A purpose is having a clear sense of what God has called you to be.
Your purpose is not defined by what others think about you.
3. By remembering what you have is by divine prerogative and not human manipulation.
Fulfill your dreams! You only have one life to live…when its your time to leave this earth, you ‘want’ to be able to say, ‘I’ve lived my life and fulfilled ‘my’ dreams,… Now I’m ready to go HOME!
When God gives you favor, you can tell your haters, ‘Don’t look at me…Look at Who is in charge of me…’
Don’t worry about it, it’s not your problem, it’s theirs..
Just pray for them, that their life can be as fulfilled as yours! Watch out for Haters…BUT most of all don’t
become a HATER!
‘A woman’s heart should be so hidden in Christ that a man should have to seek Him first to find her.’
Este personaje lleno los días y las fantasías de todos los niños de los 80’s.
Que recuerdas de esta serie? Cual era tu personaje favorito?
Nuestra editora, Deyanira Martinez tuvo el privilegio de hablar con el ex-presidente de la Republica Dominicana, Leonel Fernandez cual brevemente hablo de la Republica Dominicana, y dio un saludo en especial al equipo de Bellas Fashionistas y sus seguidores. Chequeenlo aqui!
by C. Mirriam Pascual, @serluz5
Como dice la canción “Señora de las Cuatros Décadas” por Ricardo Arjona.
“No le quite años a su vida,
Póngale vida a los años que es mejor”
Poniendo estas palabras en perspectiva, que bueno es ver una mujer realizada a sus cuatro décadas que no se sienta intimidada por situación alguna. Mujeres que en cuatro décadas han creado un hogar educado una familia, y algunas han sido bendecidas con nietos que pueden disfrutar cuando aún están lo suficientemente jóvenes.
En este día de las Madres Dominicanas, quiero felicitar a todas las madres, aquellas que luchan por sacar adelante sus familias pero en especial a todas esas señoras de las cuatro décadas que pueden respirar tranquilas con la certeza de que han hecho un buen trabajo y están seguras de cuál es su valor propio. Esas señoras que nadie le tiene que decir que son buenas madres porque ven el resultado todos los días en las sonrisas de sus hijos. Saben que su esfuerzo es apreciado por los seres que más importan para ellas. ¡Felicidades! ¡Sigan poniéndoles vida a sus años!
by Deyanira Martinez, @deyamartinezl
Miren el video en que Emilio Estefan nos habla de su orgullo de ser latino, ofrece detalles sobre su nueva producción musical que estrena en Broadway en Septiembre del 2015 “On Your Feet” y saluda a el equipo de Bellas Fashionistas, y sus fans!
by Fleriser Bello, @fleriserbello
#ThrowBackThursday – Check out what these Latino singers were rocking back in the 80’s as they began their music career – fashionable, in style and absolutely chic!
1. Gloria Estefan, beginning stages of her career with the Miami Sound Machine, expressed the success and wealth image of the 80’s fashion decade through Gloria’s big curly bouffant hairstyle, hoop earrings, off the shoulder tops and leather jacket.
2. Paulina Rubio and Thalia in the musical group Timbiriche. These ladies definitely knew how to rock their trendy 80’s style! With bright color garments, puff shoulder pads jackets, bouffant hairstyles and heavy make-up expressed – ‘El glamour!’
3. Punk rock Latina star Gloria Trevi, rocked the over the shoulder denim tee’s, slouch socks, combat boots, and bouffant hairstyle – a true Fashionistas!
4. Inspired by the 80’s ‘Preppy look’, handsome Ricky Martin of Menudo, rocked his feathered long blondish hair with a light weight shirt and a single breasted blazer – super Papucho!
5. These naturally curly hair Latinas did not have a problem with fitting-in with the 80’s ‘crimping’ look, they simply just had to wet and air-dry their hair. Lucero, singer and actress rocked the bouffant hair style expressing a sex-appeal; playful, big, bold and wild.